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ornateadjective

 us   /ɔrˈneɪt/
having a lot of decoration: ornate jewelry/buildings
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"ornate" in British English

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ornateadjective

uk   /ɔːˈneɪt/  us   /ɔːrˈneɪt/
having a lot of complicated decoration: a room with an ornate ceiling and gold mirrors
mainly disapproving Language that is ornate contains too many complicated words or phrases: Some students are put off studying his work because of the ornate language of the poetry.
ornately
adverb uk   /ɔːˈneɪt.li/  us   /ɔːrˈneɪt.li/
a pair of ornately carved doors
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